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Conivaptan

INFORMATION

Uses

Conivaptan is used in the treatment of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (siadh).

How it works

Conivaptan works by increasing the amount of water released from the body by increasing the amount of urine. Removing fluid from the body helps to maintains the level of sodium in the blood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Oral fungal infection, Pain, Peripheral edema, Inflammation of a vein, Pneumonia, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal urination, Fever, Altered sleep, Anemia, Blood in urine, Confusion, Constipation, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Altered heart rate, Injection site swelling, Skin redness, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: congestive heart failure; liver or kidney disease; alcoholism; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
  • Before taking conivaptan, consult your doctor if you are malnourished or are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Conivaptan may lead to dizziness. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position till you feel steady.

Frequently asked questions

Conivaptan

Q.What is conivaptan medication/ what is conivaptan used for?
Conivaptan is used to treat low sodium levels in the body (hyponatremia)

Q.How does conivaptan work?
Conivaptan reduces the high level of a hormone that cause imbalance of water and salt (sodium) in the body.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)